Pro Photo Spots Workshop

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Lighthouses of Maine - Portland to Bar Harbor, Maine

Join ProPhotoSpots founder and master photographer Christian James, for this exclusive Lighthouses of Maine photography workshop. This 7-day workshop will put you right where you need to be to come home with breathtaking photos of the historic lighthouses of Maine. This workshop will focus on shadow/highlight based techniques to record these landscapes in their full glory. Christian will also cover advance scouting techniques used by leading landscape photographers around the world. A general outline follows below however the days and locations may change due to weather conditions so that we can maximize our opportunities in the right type of light for each location:


Day 1, October 25:
If flying, plan to arrive in Portland, Maine no later than 2:00 p.m. so that you can get your luggage and have the Hampton Inn airport shuttle drop you off at the South Portland Hampton Inn. A short orientation and a basic equipment presentation will begin at 3:30 p.m. before heading to Nubble Lighthouse for sunset.

Day 2, October 26:
We will start early to capture the rising sun at Portland Head Lighthouse before heading north to scout composition in the mid-day light. Depending on the weather and tide tables we will choose one of 5 lighthouses in the area to photograph at sunset.

Day 3, October 27:
We will begin our day by photographing the crashing surf and spectacular rock formations at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. The remainder of the day we will return to several lighthouses in the area to lock in our sunset composition. Throughout the day we will work equipment setting and various filter highlight skills. 

Day 4, October 28:
The 4th day we will begin early as we photograph Owls Head Lighthouse before driving north to capture the setting sun at Bass Harbor Lighthouse.  Mid-day portfolio review and editing workshop.
Day 5, October 29:
On day 5 we head to the eastern part of Acadia where we will photograph the famous Otter Cliffs, one of the most spectacular sights along the North Atlantic Seaboard. Prior to driving north to West Quoddy Lighthouse, we will scout composition at Jordan Pond and Cadillac Mountain. If all members of the group have a passport we will photograph East Quoddy and Mulholland Point Lighthouse located on Campobello Island in Canada. Depending on weather conditions and the group’s success rate we may decide as a group to adjust the itinerary for the final two days of shooting.
Day 6, October 30:
On the final day of shooting we will begin our morning by photographing Maine’s West Quoddy Lighthouse. Depending on the groups energy levels we will either photograph or drive straight back to Portland, Maine.  
Day 7, October 31:
Participants may leave for home at any time on this day. For those with later flights we will return to Portland Head Lighthouse for a second try at perfection.


Workshop Dates Cost Deposit Participants


  • Lodging
  • Transportations
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Snacks and Drinks

Does Not Include

  • Airfare
  • Meals